Diary

March 2020 diary

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Notices marking boundary of proposed fracking ite, Altcar Moss, September 2019. Photo: DrillOrDrop

Events in March 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning

  • Possible decision dates in West Sussex, Dorset and Lancashire
  • Government consultation closure on encampments
  • Information meetings on Scotland’s National Planning Framework NPF4
  • Campaign meetings and workshops
  • Investor seminar with Union Jack Oil
  • Deadline for comments on Airth coal bed methane inquiry
  • IGas results

This page is regularly updated with new events. Please let us know if you would like us to include an event or if any of the details are wrong. contact@DrillOrDrop.com


Sunday 1 March 2020

Faith at the Gate. Contemplation and prayer in standing witness to extraction of fossil fuels. 4pm-4.30m, Horse Hill oil site, Horse Hill, near Horley, Surrey RH6 0RB. Details

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting. 7.30pm, Old Queen’s Head, Pond Hill, Sheffield S1 2BG. Details

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Deadline for comments on government consultation on authorised encampments. Details

Thursday 12 March 2020

Transition Chesterfield meeting. Opening meeting about the climate emergency. 7pm-9pm, Saints Parish Centre, St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshirre S41 7TD.

Monday 16 March 2020

Strategic planning committee meeting of Dorset County Council. Possible decision date for South Western Energy application for a vertical well at Puddletown, Dorset. 10am, The Quarter Jack Suite, The Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 1AS. Details CANCELLED

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Scottish government information event (drop-in and workshop) on National Planning Framework NPF4. 12 noon-4pm, Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP. Details and links to other events.

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Scottish government information event (drop-in and workshop) on National Planning Framework NPF4. 12 noon-4pm, The Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. Details and links to other events.

Cassiopeia investor symposium. Companies presenting include Union Jack Oil and Zenith Energy. 6pm, Home Grown Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7BS. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

Chesterfield Climate Alliance. Meeting on Chesterfield Borough Council’s climate action plan. 7pm-9pm, Upstairs at the Alehouse, West Bars, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  Now held at 7pm online: https://ghewitt501.my.webex.com/ghewitt501.my/j.php?MTID=mdec82ae6a00d3525ce6375ada936313a  Password: chesterfield2020
Or by phone: +44-20-7660-8147 United Kingdom Toll
Access code: 620 199 487

Frack Free Allerton Bywater and Surroundings monthly meeting. 7pm, The Victoria Allerton Bywater, 63 Main Street, Castleford WF10 2BZ Details

Thursday 19 March 2020

Scotland’s National Planning Framework NPF4 information event. Organised by Aberdour residents and open to all. 7pm-9pm, The Forries, 35 High Street, Aberdour KY3 0SJ. Details

Friday 20 March 2020

Deadline for responses to Scottish government request for comment on reopening of Airth public inquiry into Ineos coal bed methane plans. Details

Saturday 21 March 2020

Extinction Rebellion music fundraiser event. Hosted by XR Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire. 7pm-11pm, The Phoenix Suite, Chester Street, Chesterfield. Details and tickets

Tuesday 24 March 2020

West Sussex County Council planning committee. Decision on Angus Energy’s well test application at Balcombe and UKOG’s extension at Broadford Bridge in West Sussex. 10.30am, County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RA.  POSTPONED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Estimated date for decision by Surrey County Council planning committee on UKOG applications for an oil and gas site at Dunsfold. To be confirmed. A separate application on an amended access has been withdrawn. POSTPONED to 16 April 2020

Thursday 26 March 2020

IGas final results. Details

Friday 27 March 2020

Provisional date for decision by Lancashire County Council on Aurora Resources application to drill and frack two wells at Altcar Moss near Formby. To be confirmed.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Community climate action networking event – Chesterfield. 12 noon-4pm, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield S40 4QU. Details and to register

Frack Free Fundraising Bingo. 7pm-10pm, Birchfield Community Centre, Birchfield Road, Yeovil BA21 5RL. Details

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Deadline for restoration. UKOG Broadford Bridge site in West Sussex.

Coming up later

Thursday 2 April 2020

Hearing by phone at the High Court of UKOG application to add names to its protest injunction and application by five campaigners for the injunction to be struck out. More details when we have them.

Sunday 5 April 2020

Faith at the Gate. Contemplation and prayer in standing witness to extraction of fossil fuels. 4pm-4.30m, Horse Hill oil site, Horse Hill, near Horley, Surrey RH6 0RB. CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Online meeting of Sheffield Against Fracking. 7.30pm using zoom. If you’d like to take part, email for instructions.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Deadline for announcement of decision on Woodsetts and Ellesmere Port inquiries.

Thursday 16 April 2020

Expected date for decision on UKOG’s application for two wells at Dunsfold. Surrey County Council planning committee meeting. TO BE CONFIRMED

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Meeting of Lancashire County Council development control committee. Meeting may decide Cuadrilla’s application to extend duration of its Elswick site near Blackpool. To be confirmed. Link to meeting details

Saturday 25 April 2020

Ryedale Christian Council’s Climate Change Conference. Speakers, workshops, display stands and bookshop. 9.30am-4pm, Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, North Yorkshire. Details from metadyne2011@gmail.com or helen3goodman@outlook.com POSTPONED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

Monday 27 April 2020

Start date of trial of 12 people charged with obstruction of the highway outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road. Stuart Ackroyd, Maria Allen, Daniel Bee, Sarah Boyle, Rebecca Daniels, Joseph Haslam, Gordon Holian, Katrina Lawrie, Rose Monaghan, Tina Rothery, Ellie Stanton and Christopher Wilson were arrested on May 22 2018 after a protest. The trial is due to last three or four days.

Thursday 7 May 2020

Release of results of BEIS Wave 33 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Website

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Meeting of Lancashire County Council development control committee. Meeting may decide Cuadrilla’s application to extend duration of its Elswick site near Blackpool. To be confirmed. Link to meeting details

July

Release of results of BEIS Wave 34 public attitudes tracker survey. 9.30am. Exact date to be confirmed. Website

Thursday 9 July 2020

South Yorkshire schools climate change conference. 9.30am-3.30pm, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HU. Details from schoolsclimateconference.SY @gmail.com

Updated 3/3/2020: Date for West Sussex County Council planning committee corrected to 24 March 2020.

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